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In Memorial/Obituaries

Craig Hubbard, Master Chief Data Systems Technician Retired

Crew, I'm sad at the recent passing of fellow DS and buddy, Craig Hubbard. He was my best mate aboard the 11.   I don't have any details now, but I'll update this item when I have more.

(Update) I spoke with Craig's widow, Betty, and she told me he passed on the 14th after suffering an illness. His remains were cremated, and there's to be a memorial service. When or were is not yet known, but probably near their home in Nuevo California southeast of Riverside.

Sentiments may be sent to Betty and family at 33137 Quail Canyon Rd, Nuevo, CA 92567

 (Update 1-20-17)    The memorial service for Craig will take place on Thursday, February 2, 10:15 AM at Riverside Arlington Cemetary  22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside CA. The area to reference within the cemetary is Stage 2

Bill Sumner, Survivor of the Battle of Ormac Bay

This post is from Jeff Sweet regarding the passing of our beloved Bill Sumner:

"I received the following from Jerry Emmett: Bill Sumner was a member of the DD-364 crew and a survivor of the Battle of Ormoc Bay where the ship was sunk after 9 kamakazi hits.
On August 12, 2016 Bill Sumner, age 92, passed away suddenly in Dallas, TX. His family held a memorial service for him on Sept. 11 in Reno, NV where he had a home. Bill was a three war veteran, serving in the Navy during WWII, and in the USAF during Korea and Vietnam.

Bill Rollinger, SOG

This message was passed on by Terry Bushore:

Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:10 PM
Subject: William Rollinger

Bill Rollinger SOGSN-SOG2, 1961-1964 passed away 9/24/14.  Wasn't a member , but will be missed by Sonar Gang.  He and I went thru A School together, reported aboard Mahan at anchorage same time, and were close till Navy sent us different duty stations.   Terry Bushore  - "Enough said"

Lost Shipmate

This message recently from Don Bissell's wife: 

Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hi, Jim, this is Don Bissell's wife, Sue.  I just wanted to let  you know that Don passed away Jan. 15.  I don't know if he ever communicated that he had a motorcycle accident in 2005 that caused spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia.  His last 9 years have been very painful and difficult.  Your e-mails, especially the ones with humor, meant a lot to Don.  He credited his Navy service for making him the man he was.

I would appreciate it if you could let others that he served with know about his death.  He had a lot of good memories of his fellow radarmen aboard the Mahan DLG11.

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